started shifting their learning platform to Moodle from wordpress (Saylor Academy) is a non profit academy of open learning which enables you to fast-track your future with on-demand education as flexible as it is convenient. Since last few months they were working on updating  various components of their site and courses.

Most recently they announced the “soft launch” of 93 courses all built and delivered from their own Moodle instance rather than their WordPress site.

Programming Language course at Saylor Academy
Programming Language course at Saylor Academy

According to the announcement they opt for Moodle because:

“The road to a new course delivery platform was long…like really, really long. Switching systems is something that had been on the horizon for over a year. This was in part based on specific student feedback and requests for course features, as well as our own organizational desires to have our courses be more effective at educating our learners and allowing them to achieve their goals. We looked at numerous systems, hit many roadblocks, and ultimately landed close to home.

From an organizational standpoint, a couple of factors were key to deciding upon Moodle. First, as with WordPress, there is no fee for us to use Moodle, which is important given that we are a non-profit organization whose aim is to be open to an unlimited number of learners. Second, as a provider of openly-licensed courses, we think it is important to be connected to other open source projects. Not only is Saylor Academy fundamentally aligned to some of the core principles of open source, but Moodle’s large and active community of developers continually add new features, meaning that there will be a lot of room to grow and improve our site at a sustainable cost (we may perhaps be able to contribute some open source plugins of our own). Other platforms such as Canvas, Sakai, and Open edX meet these previous criteria as well, but the fact that we had already done development work linking our custom ePortfolio system to Moodle ultimately made the porting of course content into Moodle the most viable option.”

Saylor Accessibility Block
Saylor Accessibility Block

Their current catalog on Moodle is accessible at

You can browse through their full course catalog through this link:


Jaswinder Singh

Jaswinder Singh, passionate about using Moodle in improving the Indian Education System and reaching the students in far flung areas where still education seems to be a impossible prospect of life. He is the author of the popular Moodle Book "How to use Moodle 2.7". In October 2016, Jaswinder was elected as the Moodle User's Association Committee member - the first to make it from India.

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